LISTEN LIVE: TED Radio Hour

Advertisement

 

The Downsides Of 'Hygiene Theater'05:40
Download

Play
This article is more than 1 year old.

Here & Now's Callum Borchers speaks with Derek Thompson about some of the efforts in-home and in public places to clean surfaces — even though research has shown that it's very unlikely that someone will catch the virus from touching a shared surface.

Thompson writes in The Atlantic about what he calls "hygiene theater," which he says is a waste of time.

This segment aired on February 8, 2021.

Related:

Advertisement

 

Advertisement

 
/00:00
Close